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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

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29/07/2015

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, the court upheld the EPA's right to impose the clean-air standards, rejecting an argument by states and industry groups that the rule was overly burdensome. The ...

Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

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28/07/2015

Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. "It's great to witness a pioneering moment in U.S. history," she said during a ...

World Nature Conservation Day

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29/07/2015

Celebrated on July 28th each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognises the need to protect and conserve the environment for present and future generations. Rapid development is putting pressure on natural resources like air, water, forests, wildlife, fossil fuels & minerals. It is important to sustainably manage the world’s natural resources and ensure a healthy balance in the ...

UNEP and Brazil Launch Research Project to Manage Mercury Risks

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29/07/2015

Brazil's Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new research project to help manage environmental health risks from mercury. The project, Development of Minamata Convention on Mercury - Initial Assessment in Brazil, aims to facilitate the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention by providing key stakeholders in ...

Is your surface supplied diving dive control room IMCA compliant?

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29/07/2015

Analox are a proud member of the IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) and have been an active Supplier Member for many years, predominantly due to us being the leading supplier of gas monitoring equipment to the commercial diving industry since 1981. We have always believed that standards and guidelines are there to be improved and challenged and industry group members ...

NGWA announces 2015 groundwater industry award winners

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24/07/2015

The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former National Ground Water Association President Scott Fowler, CWD/PI, has received NGWA’s top honor as recipient of the Ross L. Oliver ...

Eriez to launch new dual frequency separator at RWM 2015

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29/07/2015

Eriez Europe to showcase latest developments in recycling separation equipment with new Eddy Current Separator (ECS) design at RWM 2015 on September 15th to 17th, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The new NG-24 ECS is suitable for multiple applications and features a new cantilevered design, which allows for the ECS belt to be changed in as little as 10 minutes by maintenance staff. Eriez Europe ...

Carbon Trust calls for pathfinders to pilot new product water footprinting scheme

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28/07/2015

The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their leadership in sustainability by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard. They will also be able to communicate certification this with confidence through use of the Carbon Trust’s Water Footprint label. Water footprinting can help businesses to better understand the life cycle sustainability ...

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